Innovation on Preventing the Covid-19 Spread Using "Cool" Personal Protective Clothing for Healthcare Workers

Ciptadhi Tri Oka Binartha, Muhammad Burhannudinnur , Awang Eka Novia Rizali, Mustamina Maulani, Hamid Nurrohman


Healthcare workers need Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) that can protect them, to be safer and more comfortable with handling COVID-19 patients. One important PPE is the Personal Protective Clothing (PPC), where the PPC design has to comply with regulatory requirements, in terms of application, safety, comfort, and cost. A disadvantage is that PPC can be hot and poorly ventilated. The objective of innovation research was to developed a new design of PPC with safe, cool, and comfortable personal protective clothing. PPC is made with 100% polyester coverall according to WHO standards and with ice pack design. This product was subsequently analyzed for material morphology and penetration (water-repellent). Further, relevant information was captured from 14 participants in several health professions, using questionnaires. The laboratory test results of the sample materials reportedly surpassed the specifications and were also incorporated into level-3 PPC. Based on the survey data, the personal protective clothing with ice pack was simple, comfortable, and not hot to use for healthcare workers.


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Ciptadhi Tri Oka Binartha (Primary Contact)
Muhammad Burhannudinnur
Awang Eka Novia Rizali
Mustamina Maulani
Hamid Nurrohman
Author Biographies

Ciptadhi Tri Oka Binartha, Universitas Trisakti

Department of Oral Biology, Faculty of Dentistry, Universitas Trisakti

Muhammad Burhannudinnur , Universitas Trisakti

Department of Geological Engineering, Faculty of Earth and Energy Technology, Universitas Trisakti

Awang Eka Novia Rizali, Universitas Trisakti

Department of Product Design, Faculty Art and Design, Universitas Trisakti

Mustamina Maulani, Universitas Trisakti

Department of Petroleum Engineering, Faculty Earth and Energy Technology, Universitas Trisakti

Hamid Nurrohman, University of California

Department of Preventive and Restorative Dental Sciences, University of California
Binartha, C. T. O., Burhannudinnur , M. ., Novia Rizali, A. E. ., Maulani, M. ., & Nurrohman, H. . (2021). Innovation on Preventing the Covid-19 Spread Using "Cool" Personal Protective Clothing for Healthcare Workers. Media Kesehatan Masyarakat Indonesia, 17(3), 103-109.

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